Sunday, October 21, 2012

RIP George McGovern

Bob Dole delivers a wonder eulogy for George McGovern in the pages of the Washington Post.

When I learned that George McGovern was nearing the end of his remarkable life, I couldn’t help but think back to the day in June 1993 when both of us attended the funeral of former first lady Pat Nixon, in Yorba Linda, Calif. After the service, George was asked by a reporter why he should honor the wife of the man whose alleged dirty tricks had kept him out of the White House. He replied, “You can’t keep on campaigning forever.”

That classy remark was typical of George, a true gentleman who was one of the finest public servants I had the privilege to know.

McGovern warns President Barack Obama about waging war in the Middle East.

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